Good artists are never on holiday
Martin Kippenberger's restless forms of expression
Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) was one of the most complex artists of the 80s and 90s. Resistant to any one medium, he instead regarded sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, catalogues, invitation cards and posters all as equally valid forms of artistic expression. His œuvre played these various media off against one another in an output so prolific that it verged on the inflationary. His maxim was that “good artists are never on holiday” and he demanded the same total commitment from those who viewed his works.
This updated edition of TASCHEN’s original Kippenberger monograph documents two decades of Martin Kippenberger’s work in 400 illustrations, from the early days of his Berlin office to his works for documenta X in Kassel and for the exhibition of sculpture in Münster, both of which were completed after his sudden and unexpected death in 1997.